IRA Approved Silver
2012 1 oz Silver Canadian Cougar Coins (BU)
$36.78As low as $36.78
1993 1 oz Silver American Eagle Coins
$42.28As low as $41.78
2016 5 oz Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ATB Silver Coins (BU)
$201.90As low as $199.40
2013 5 oz White Mountain ATB Silver Coins
$239.45As low as $236.95
100 oz SilverTowne Poured Silver Bars (New)
$2978.00As low as $2,978.00
IRA Approved Silver Products
IRA accounts offer silver investors a way to purchase physical silver bullion in a tax-deferred retirement account. It is important to note, however, that there are some specific rules and regulations regarding what types of silver bullion may be purchased in an IRA account. In addition, one cannot take physical delivery of the silver bullion, but rather it must be stored in a third party vault. Here we will outline some of the specifics regarding silver-backed IRAs. One should also consult his or her own tax professional for any tax related advice and/or implications.
What is an IRA
An IRA is a retirement investment vehicle that can be set up in the traditional manner or as a Roth. Without getting into specifics, one can set up a retirement account on a tax-deferred basis or an after-tax basis. One should consult their own tax professional for advice on which IRA account type may best fit his or her needs. IRA accounts can have a number of advantages to the investor.
Which Types of Silver Can I Put in an IRA?
One is allowed to purchase only specific types of silver bullion products in an IRA account. Generally speaking, IRA approved silver bullion products are more liquid bars, coins and rounds consisting of at least .999% purity. Some of the most popular items include but are not limited to:
- American Eagle Silver Coins
- Austrian Silver Philharmonics
- Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coins
- Sunshine Silver Bars
- Johnson Matthey Silver Bars
- Engelhard Silver Bars
How Can I Go About Buying Silver For My IRA
Here at Silver.com we make buying silver for an IRA account as simple and convenient as possible. One merely has to fund a qualified IRA account, establish a custodian and then you are ready to purchase your metals. You can then browse our full selection of IRA eligible silver items and choose which you would like to put into your new IRA account. The metals are then shipped out to the custodian of your choice.
What Exactly is An IRA Custodian
Precious metals investments made in an IRA account must be held by an authorized custodian. The custodian acts as a fiduciary and is responsible for making sure that your IRA assets are correctly titled and that the necessary reporting requirements and paperwork is all in place and in order. As a fiduciary, the custodian must also secure and protect your assets and always act in your best interest. In addition, custodians should provide regular account statements and follow your instructions within the appropriate rules and regulations.
There are many different custodians for one to choose from. Just like shopping for silver bullion, one should perform due diligence on a company before selecting a custodian. One should have a complete understanding of all silver backed IRA fees and expenses. These fees and expenses may include such items as account set up fees and annual bullion storage fees. One can use fees and expenses as a basis for comparison when looking at different custodians.
What Happens After Purchase My Silver
Once you have completed your silver bullion purchase, we will work with your custodian and arrange your order for shipment to the appropriate depository. As stated, silver purchases for an IRA account must be held by an approved depository. Customers may typically choose which depository they would like to house their precious metals. The Delaware depository, for example, is a well-known depository for precious metals IRA investments. The IRA account custodian uses the depository to help ensure the security of your precious metals. Depositories are very secure locations which may also be heavily insured.
A silver or precious metals IRA account may have certain benefits. Some of the potential benefits include:
- Tax deferred growth on account assets.
- Investment diversification. The price of silver and precious metals may move differently than stocks or bonds. At times they may be correlated while at other times they may have no correlation at all. Investing in silver or precious metals can potentially help one to add another layer of diversification to investment holdings.
- Silver may potentially act as a hedge against inflation.
- Silver, like gold, is considered by some to be a safe-haven investment. What is meant by this is that silver prices can potentially rise during times of geopolitical crises, stock market volatility or other factors. The price of silver is the same anywhere you go in the world. Silver is very liquid and can be transacted anywhere in the world, as well, making it a potentially desirable investment especially during times of uncertainty.
As with any investment, one should do their own due diligence before making any investment decisions. In addition, one should consult his or her tax professional for more details and information on precious metals IRA accounts and any tax implications involved.